Camping smoker recipes allow you to relax at camp and let your equipment do all the work for you. These Smoked Green Beans are like traditional southern green beans but the smoky depth of flavor doesn’t just come from the bacon, it also comes from cooking them in your pellet grill smoker.
When you are making easy camping meals, you want to reduce the amount of prep work involved. If you want to do the prep at home, you can just put the prepared ingredients in a food storage container and store them in a refrigerator or cooler until you are ready to use them.
These BBQ green beans require you to rinse, trim and cut green beans, as well as chop a bit of onion, garlic and bacon.
Cooking Methods & Equipment
This recipe requires using a pellet smoker. We wanted a portable tailgate smoker for our camp trips, so, we use a small Green Mountain Grill Davy Crockett model.
If you don’t have a smoker but you do have a little Smokey Joe grill, you can do a simple DIY Smokey Joe smoker mod to cook this recipe.
Step 1. Prepare your ingredients, heat source and equipment as directed. I like making these green beans on pellet grills when I am smoking the main dish. Because the meat takes longer to cook than these beans, you’ll probably already have your smoker at a temperature of 225 degrees F.
If that is not the case, preheat your pellet grill smoker to 225 F degrees, it will take about 15 minutes.
Step 2. Add liquid ingredients to your pan. I like using a cast iron skillet but you can also use a disposable aluminum pan. Pour the chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, black pepper and salt into the pan.
Step 3. Add remaining ingredients. Place the green beans in the bottom of the pan and top them with the onion, minced garlic and bacon.
Step 4. Smoke bean mixture. You will not cover the pan, just place it in the smoker, close the lid and let it smoke for 3 hours.
Step 5. Top and serve. Remove the pan from the smoker, top with red pepper flakes and serve hot.
What To Serve With This Recipe
I like making camping dinner recipes that allow me to cook everything together.
Try these Pellet Smoked Short Ribs that are made with 6 simple ingredients. These easy, fall-off-the-bone tender, non-sauced BBQ beef ribs are the perfect pairing with this smoked green beans recipe.
If you want a main dish that requires less cooking time, try these Smoked Chicken Legs. Our easy spicy magic dust dry rub recipe creates a smoky flavor with a bit of heat. The recipe smokes at 225 degrees F for only 2 hours.
These Dutch Oven Pork Chops have a flavor profile that is slightly sweet and salty. The secret ingredients: cider vinegar and brown sugar!
These are all wonderful GF options. See all of our gluten free camping food ideas!
You don’t have to make all of your camping side dishes right at the campsite.
Make this Potato Salad With Bacon And Chives at home because it actually tastes better after the flavors marry for a day or two.
The crunch of this Broccoli Sunshine Salad is a great addition to any meal. The bacon, red onion, raisins and sunflower seeds provide interesting flavors and textures to this cold broccoli side salad.
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Smoked Green Beans
- 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, ends trimmed and cut in about 2 to 3 inch pieces
- 1 small yellow or white onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced (for milder flavor, substitute shallots)
- 3 slices thick bacon cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Prepare ingredients as directed.
- Preheat pellet grill smoker to 225 F degrees, it will take about 15 minutes.
- Pour the chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, black pepper and salt in the bottom of a cast iron skillet or disposable aluminum pan.
- Now pile the green beans into the pan in an even layer. Top with onion, minced garlic and bacon.
- Place the pan into the smoker and close the lid. You’ll be smoking green beans at 225 degrees F for 3 hours. NOTE: This is a great side dish for main dish recipes that are smoked at 225 F degrees.
- Remove the pan from the smoker, top the green bean mixture with red pepper flakes, serve hot.
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